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February 28, 2018

Utility-scale solar developer investing $87.9 million in new solar farm

COLUMBIA, S.C. (February 28, 2018) – Eagle Solar Group today announced plans to construct a new, state-of-the-art solar farm in Orangeburg County. The company is investing $87.9 million in the new operations.

 

Eagle Solar Group develops utility-scale solar farms in several U.S. regions, with a specific focus on the Midwest and the Southeast. Designed to generate the equivalent electricity required to power approximately 15,000 homes, this new 75-megawatt (MW) project outside Bowman, S.C. is expected to be complete by late 2020.

 

For more information on Eagle Solar Group, visit www.eaglesolargroup.com.

 

 

QUOTES

“We are excited to be part of the growing solar energy industry in this region, and we appreciate the welcoming and pro-business environment here in Orangeburg County and the State of South Carolina.” –Eagle Solar Group Managing Director of Origination Chris Kellar

 

“South Carolina’s renewable energy industry is thriving, and today’s announcement by Eagle Solar Group is just the latest example of that. This investment proves that our state is an ideal business destination for companies of all types, and by working together to maintain our pro-business environment, we can ensure a future of prosperity in all corners of our state.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

 

“South Carolina is playing an important role in the alternative energy renaissance, as new, state-of-the-art solar projects continue to come online. This $87.9 million investment by Eagle Solar Group is proof that our economic development efforts are paying off, and we are excited to welcome this innovative company to Team South Carolina.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“Orangeburg County is pleased to continue to establish reliable, clean energy solutions for our residents. We are grateful for the investment of Eagle Solar Group in our county and certainly appreciate the opportunity to share in the benefits of clean, solar power.” –Orangeburg County Council Chairman Johnnie Wright Sr.

 

“As our business operations and day-to-day lifestyles demand a greater need for alternative energy sources, we’re excited that Eagle Solar Group is announcing this new location. We congratulate Eagle Solar Group and Orangeburg County on today’s announcement.” –Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan

 

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Eagle Solar Group is planning a new solar farm in Orangeburg County.
  • $87.9 million investment.
  • Eagle Solar Group develops utility-scale solar farms in several U.S. regions, with a specific focus on the Midwest and the Southeast.
  • Projected to come online by late 2020, the 75-MW project will generate the equivalent electricity required to power approximately 15,000 homes.
  • For more information on Eagle Solar Group, visit www.eaglesolargroup.com.

 

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted over $13 billion in capital investment and nearly 69,500 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents the City of Columbia and eight counties: Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland. To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org, and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

February 14, 2018

Solar and wind development company investing $89 million

COLUMBIA, S.C. (February 14, 2018) – Tradewind Energy – one of the largest independent wind and solar project development companies in the U.S. – is launching a new, $89 million solar production facility in Orangeburg County. Known as the Bowman Solar Project, this new facility will complement an existing $85 million solar facility in Orangeburg County, which the company announced in February 2017.

 

Projected to come online by early 2020, the 75-megawatt (MW) project will generate the equivalent electricity required to power 15,000 homes.

 

For more information on Tradewind Energy, visit www.tradewindenergy.com.

 

 

QUOTES

“We are thrilled to partner with Orangeburg County to continue the growth of solar energy. The community has been very welcoming to solar energy, and we appreciate all the work of Orangeburg County and the State of South Carolina for helping create new opportunities for economic development through the Bowman Solar Project.” –Tradewind Energy Senior Development Manager Justin McGeeney

 

“South Carolina is a place where companies of every kind can succeed and grow. The fact that Tradewind Energy has decided to invest $89 million and continues to call our great state home is an important signal to the world that South Carolina is open for business.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

 

“South Carolina is blazing a trail in the renewable energy generation markets, and this latest investment by Tradewind Energy reinforces that fact. I congratulate this innovative company on further growing their operations in South Carolina and look forward to what the future has in store for Orangeburg County.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“We are committed to working with companies that provide reliable and increasingly cleaner sources of energy, and solar power is becoming a more important part of energy diversity. We are grateful for the continued investment that Tradewind Energy contributes to our county.” –Orangeburg County Council Chairman Johnnie Wright Sr.

 

“Tradewind Energy’s expansion in Orangeburg is a testament to the value and growth potential of the county. We are excited to welcome another investment by this great company and to support the clean, affordable production of energy within the Central S.C. footprint.” –Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan

 

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Tradewind Energy is establishing a new solar project in Orangeburg County.
  • This new, $89 million facility will complement an existing $85 million solar facility in Orangeburg County, which the company announced in February 2017.
  • Tradewind Energy is one of the largest independent wind and solar project development companies in the U.S.
  • Projected to come online by early 2020, the 75-MW project will generate the equivalent electricity required to power 15,000 homes.
  • For more information on Tradewind Energy, visit www.tradewindenergy.com.

 

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted nearly $12.9 billion in capital investment and over 69,000 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents the City of Columbia and eight counties: Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland. To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org, and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

February 06, 2018

Polymer extrusion manufacturer creating 20 new jobs

Zeus Industrial Products expanding its Orangeburg County operations

Polymer extrusion manufacturer creating 20 new jobs

 

COLUMBIA, S.C. (February 6, 2018) –  Zeus Industrial Products (Zeus), Inc., a leading polymer extrusion manufacturer and material science innovator, is expanding its existing operations in Orangeburg County. The company's $15.9 million investment in Orangeburg complements a $76 million Calhoun County expansion, which was announced last week. With this project, Zeus is expected to create an additional 20 new jobs in Orangeburg.

 

Founded in 1966, Zeus develops and manufacturers polymer tubing for a variety of industries, including the medical, fluid handling and electrical markets. Zeus works with customers in collaborative relationships to design, engineer and produce fluoropolymer and specialized plastic tubing that delivers the temperature resistance, chemical resistance and high tensile strength demanded by today's applications.

 

Zeus' global headquarters is located at 620 Magnolia Street in Orangeburg, S.C. The company will be adding 64,000 square feet to its existing facility in order to house engineering, equipment and tooling design, parts fabrication, tooling production and machine assembly operations in one centralized engineering center. Initial hiring for the new positions should begin in the fourth quarter of 2018, and interested applicants should visit the company's careers page online for more information.

 

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.

 

 

QUOTES

 

“We are truly excited about expanding our presence in Orangeburg. We have been pleased with all of the local and state support that we have received since commencing our Orangeburg operations back in 1982. We remain committed to being a good citizen of the county, meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and, most importantly, providing quality careers for all of our employees in an atmosphere that will allow them to flourish.” -Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. President and CEO John Winarchick

 

“For more than three decades, Zeus has been a tremendous member of the South Carolina business community, and we're proud to see them grow once again. I offer my congratulations and look forward to many more years of success for this innovative company.” -Gov. Henry McMaster

 

“Zeus has been a longtime member of Team South Carolina, and I'm excited to see their operations grow once again. Over the last two decades, South Carolina has built an international reputation as a place that not only makes complex products, but makes them well. This announcement is a further testament to that.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“We are so grateful to have Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. headquartered in Orangeburg County and for their commitment to our residents and community with this most recent expansion. The success and growth of Zeus, both in Orangeburg and statewide, reinforces their sustainability and commitment to their associates. It's indeed a great day in Orangeburg County!” -Orangeburg County Council Chairman Johnnie Wright

 

“We congratulate Zeus on this latest expansion announcement, as well as thank them for the more than 30 years that they've been an invaluable member of the business community. This is an exciting win for Orangeburg County, and we look forward to Zeus' ongoing success in the region.” -Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan

 

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. is expanding its Orangeburg County operations.
  • $15.9 million investment to create 20 new jobs.
  • This project complements a $76 million Calhoun County expansion, which was announced last week.
  • Located at 620 Magnolia Street in Orangeburg, S.C., the company will be adding 64,000 square feet to house its engineering, equipment design, tooling production and more.
  • Initial hiring for the new positions should begin in the fourth quarter of 2018, and interested applicants should visit the company's careers page online for more information.

 

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted nearly $12.9 billion in capital investment and over 69,000 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents the City of Columbia and eight counties: Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland. To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org, and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

February 02, 2018

Polymer extrusion manufacturer creating more than 350 new jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. (February 2, 2018) –  Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. (Zeus), a leading polymer extrusion manufacturer and material science innovator, is expanding its existing operations in Calhoun County. The company’s $76 million investment is expected to create an additional 350 jobs over the next several years.

 

Founded in 1966, Zeus develops and manufacturers polymer tubing for a variety of industries, including the medical, fluid handling and electrical markets. Zeus works with customers in collaborative relationships to design, engineer and produce fluoropolymer and specialized plastic tubing that delivers the temperature resistance, chemical resistance and high-tensile strength demanded by today’s applications.

 

The expansion will occur approximately two miles from Zeus’ existing Gaston, S.C. facility, located off of I-26 near Exit 119. When completed in 2019, the facility will contain approximately 148,000 square feet of manufacturing space. Hiring for the initial phase of new positions will begin during the first quarter of 2018. Interested applicants should visit the company’s careers page online for more information.

 

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. A $1 million Rural Infrastructure Fund grant was also awarded to Calhoun County to assist with the costs of site preparation and building construction.

 

 

QUOTES

“We are truly excited about expanding our presence in Calhoun County. We have been pleased with all of the local and state support that we have received since commencing our Gaston operations back in 1996. We remain committed to being a good citizen of the county, meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and, most importantly, providing quality careers for all of our employees in an atmosphere that will allow them to flourish.” –Zeus Industrial Products President and CEO John Winarchick

 

“Zeus has been a friend to South Carolina for decades, and we’re grateful for the continued commitment they’re showing to our people and the Calhoun County community by investing and creating more than 350 jobs there.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

 

“Zeus has been a longtime member of Team South Carolina, and I’m excited to see their operations grow once again. Over the last several decades, South Carolina has built an international reputation as a place that not only makes complex products, but makes them well. This announcement is a further testament to that.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“It is always exciting when a business chooses to invest its dollars into Calhoun County, but when an existing industry with a long-term relationship in our county chooses to expand their operations, it is a cause for celebration. We are thrilled that Zeus’ footprint in Calhoun County will be growing, and we know their future endeavors will be successful. Calhoun County continues to provide low taxes, reasonable regulation and a business-friendly environment, making a fertile field ripe for new investments. We are proud to have Zeus as part of the Calhoun County industrial family!” –Calhoun County Council Chairman David K. Summers Jr.

 

“We congratulate Zeus on this outstanding announcement. Zeus’ decision to construct another facility in Calhoun County will provide hundreds of local workers with top-notch employment while expanding the visibility of a much-admired brand. Zeus’ continued growth and success in the region is something we look forward to celebrating for many years to come.” –Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan

 

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Zeus Industrial Products is expanding its Calhoun County operations.
  • $76 million investment to create more than 350 new jobs.
  • Zeus Industrial Products is a developer and manufacturer of fluoropolymer tubing for a variety of industries.
  • When completed in late 2019, the facility will contain approximately 148,000 square feet of manufacturing space.
  • Hiring for the initial phase of new positions should begin in the first quarter of 2018, and interested applicants should visit the company’s careers page online for more information.

 

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted nearly $12.9 billion in capital investment and over 69,000 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents the City of Columbia and eight counties: Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland. To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org, and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

January 10, 2018

Manufacturer creating 28 new jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. (January 10, 2018) –  Tree Brand Packaging, Inc., a manufacturer of wood pallets, skids and specialty crating, is launching its new operations in Orangeburg County. With a capital investment of $1.3 million, the company is projected to create 28 new jobs.

 

Tree Brand Packaging is a family-owned manufacturer and custom services provider operating in the southeastern U.S. Providing a variety of custom pallets, skids, crates, packaging and more, the company brings more than 20 years of packaging experience and service expertise to design and deliver cost-effective packaging solutions.

 

Located at 825 Bunch Ford Road in Holly Hill, S.C., the company’s operations are already coming online. For more information on Tree Brand Packaging, visit the company’s website.

 

 

QUOTES

“Being closer to our customers in South Carolina is an important part of our strategic growth. In addition to customers, South Carolina offers a healthy and robust forest sector that is an important part of our growth strategy. We are excited to be manufacturing in South Carolina, a great place to live and work.” –Tree Brand Packaging President Chris Helms

 

“South Carolina is full of talented people, and that’s why we know a company like Tree Brand Packaging can succeed here. This is the beginning of what we know will be a long partnership between our state and this fantastic company.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

 

“South Carolina continues to see its manufacturing and forestry sectors grow and create jobs. Tree Brand Packaging’s new investment builds on our state’s success in those sectors and strengthens our global reputation. I congratulate Orangeburg County on this tremendous news, and we look forward to what the future has in store for this community.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“Orangeburg County welcomes Tree Brand Packaging to eastern Orangeburg as another solid employer to our community. We are grateful of their investment in our growing community and our residents. This is another great win for Orangeburg County!” –Orangeburg County Council Chairman Johnnie Wright

 

“As a member of the Orangeburg County Development Commission’s Executive Committee, we are excited to welcome Tree Brand Packaging to Holly Hill and look forward to having them join our community. We are strengthened by the capital investment and increase in opportunities for quality new jobs that a project like this brings to the greater Holly Hill area. We look forward to working with the company in the years to come.” –Mayor of Holly Hill William R. Johnson

 

“We extend a warm welcome to Tree Brand Packaging as the company announces its first South Carolina facility. This location in Orangeburg County will help strengthen the wood and paper packaging manufacturing industry locally, and supply the ever-increasing demand for shipping supplies for manufacturers and distributors.” –Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan

 

“Tree Brand Packaging’s expansion into the Palmetto State reflects its confidence in our state’s healthy, abundant and resilient forest resource. The company is joining a very strong network of more than 700 secondary forest product manufacturers in South Carolina, each one strengthening the supply chain that supports our state’s $20 billion forest products industry.” –S.C. State Forester Scott Phillips

 

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Tree Brand Packaging, Inc. is launching its new operations in Orangeburg County.
  • $1.3 million investment to create 28 new jobs.
  • Tree Brand Packaging is a manufacturer and provider of wood pallets, crating and other packaging solutions.
  • The company’s new operations will be located at 825 Bunch Ford Road in Holly Hill, S.C.
  • For more information on Tree Brand Packaging, visit the company’s website.

 

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted nearly $12.9 billion in capital investment and 69,000 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents the City of Columbia and eight counties: Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland. To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org, and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

January 03, 2018

New facility to produce larger boats and generate 100 new jobs

We’re excited to start off this new year with an expansion announcement. Congratulations to Tidewater Boats on plans for a new satellite location in Lexington County. We wish the company decades more of success.

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted more than $12.8 billion in capital investment and 68,900 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

CSCA represents the City of Columbia and the eight counties of Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland. To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

 

Media Contact: Carrie Turner, Marketing and Research Coordinator cturner@centralsc.org or 803 403 7315

 


 

S.C. Department of Commerce News Release:

For Immediate Release

January 3, 2018

 

Tidewater Boats growing its Lexington County operations

New facility to produce larger boats and generate 100 new jobs

 

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Tidewater Boats, a designer and manufacturer of premier saltwater boats, is growing its Lexington County operations. To accommodate the production of larger models, the company is investing $8.3 million and creating 100 new jobs.

 

Founded in 2006, Tidewater Boats uses state-of-the-art marine craftsmanship to design and build some of the most popular saltwater boats in the industry. The company has grown from a modest five models 10 years ago to 24 models today. Boat sizes range from 17 to 32 feet, with more models currently in the design process. Tidewater Boats accommodates a variety of customers by offering plush amenities for the whole family and the tools for the serious fisherman.

 

The company will be constructing a new satellite facility at 1 Brickyard Road in Lexington, S.C. to produce its larger models. The site will allow for more modernized, streamlined production, while also freeing up space at Tidewater's original facility to expand production. 

 

For more information on Tidewater Boats, visit the company's website.

 

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.

 

QUOTES

“Our mission is to build a boat that is of great value and worthy of proud ownership. We accomplish this by utilizing historically-skilled South Carolina craftsmen, the most advanced composite materials available and a classic, distinctive design that sets us apart from our competition. We are thankful to be able to keep our facility in the Midlands of South Carolina where government officials are working hard to give us the best resources available to aid in growth and add jobs. Because of our team's commitment to excellence, we make it possible to deliver a unique boating dream.” -Tidewater Boats General Manager Chris Martin

 

“Tidewater Boats is a South Carolina company through and through - and one that the people of our state should be proud of. Today, we celebrate this great company's continued success in Lexington County and look forward to the many years of prosperity we know are in its future.” -Gov. Henry McMaster

 

“South Carolina continues to build a reputation for itself as a state that not only makes things but makes them well. With today's announcement by Tidewater Boats, the company is sending a message to the world that South Carolina has everything they need to continue making their state-of-the-art products.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“This expansion of Tidewater Boats' operations bolsters the fact that Lexington County and the Midlands are a formidable area for economic foundation, development and growth. We are very excited that this thriving company will add even more jobs to our area, and that this expansion will help forge a path forward for other companies who are looking to locate to a rapidly-growing area with a highly-motivated workforce.” -Lexington County Council Chairman Todd Cullum


FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Tidewater Boats is growing its Lexington County operations.
  • $8.3 million investment to create 100 new jobs.
  • Tidewater Boats is a designer and manufacturer of some of the most popular saltwater boats in the industry.
  • The company will be constructing a new satellite facility at 1 Brickyard Road in Lexington, S.C. to produce its larger models.
  • For more information on Tidewater Boats, visit the company's website

 

About S.C. Department of Commerce

As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, since 2011, South Carolina has ranked among top three in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis, according to IBM-Plant Location International. Additionally, in five of seven years, the state has won the Gold Shovel Award from Area Development magazine. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

 

Media Contact:

Adrienne R. Fairwell, APR

Director of Marketing and Communications

South Carolina Department of Commerce

(803) 737-1998

afairwell@sccommerce.com

www.SCcommerce.com

 

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December 18, 2017

75-megawatt facility to bring $115 million investment

COLUMBIA, S.C. (December 18, 2017) –  Cypress Creek Renewables, a company that specializes in the ownership and development of long-term solar energy projects, today announced a new $115 million solar project in Orangeburg County. The new 75-megawatt facility is expected to be placed into service by 2019.

 

With offices in Arizona, Missouri, New York and North Carolina, as well as Los Angeles and San Francisco, Calif., Cypress Creek Renewables strives to make solar power economically attractive to utilities and consumers. The company has an established track record of developing and constructing solar projects throughout South Carolina. 

 

For more information on Cypress Creek Renewables, visit www.cypresscreekrenewables.com.

 

 

QUOTES

“Cypress Creek is committed to helping grow the economies of local communities by providing renewable energy for homes and businesses. Clean energy is an important strategy toward building energy independence in the United States and we appreciate all the work of our utility partners, Orangeburg County and the State of South Carolina for making Project Huntley a reality.” –Cypress Creek Renewables Executive Vice President of Operations Jaime Carlson

 

“Any time a company invests in South Carolina, it’s a sign of the state’s strong economy. But when a company from a new and innovative industry like solar decides to do business here, it shows that we have the tools in place to maintain and grow our economy in the long run. We’re grateful for Cypress Creek Renewables’ continued investment in South Carolina, and we’re excited for what the future holds for this partnership.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

 

“The growing renewable energy market in South Carolina continues to revolutionize our economy. Cypress Creek Renewables has become a dependable member of Team South Carolina, and we congratulate them on this new $115 million investment.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“We welcome Cypress Creek Renewables to Bowman. It is indeed a great day in Orangeburg County and we welcome sustainable energy to our county. Thank you for your investment in our community. We are grateful.” –Orangeburg County Council Chairman Johnnie Wright Sr.

 

“Congratulations to Cypress Creek Renewables, Orangeburg County and all the participating partners on this latest announcement. The company’s continued investment within the Central SC region in recent years is providing a surge in alternative energy resources for local industry.” –Central S.C. Chairman Mike Brenan

 

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Cypress Creek Renewables is constructing a new solar plant in Orangeburg County.
  • 115 million capital investment.
  • New 75-megawatt facility expected to be placed into service in 2019.
  • Cypress Creek Renewables specializes in the ownership and development of long-term solar energy projects.
  • For more information on Cypress Creek Renewables, visit the company’s website.

 

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted more than $12.7 billion in capital investment and 68,700 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents the City of Columbia and eight counties: Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland. To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org, and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

December 07, 2017

HVAC manufacturer creating 100 new jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. (December 7, 2017) –  Allied Air Enterprises, a manufacturer of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) solutions, has committed to investing approximately $10 million at its existing Orangeburg County manufacturing facility over the next five years. This new capital investment is expected to create 100 new jobs.

 

Allied Air is a component of Lennox International, Inc. (NYSE: LII), a global leader in the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration markets.  Allied Air brings together the collective strengths of six comfort brands – Armstrong Air™, AirEase™, Concord™, Ducane™, Allied Commercial and Magic-Pak™). The company is headquartered in West Columbia, S.C., with its flagship manufacturing plant located in Orangeburg, S.C.

 

Located at 355 Millennium Drive in Orangeburg, S.C., the company’s Orangeburg County plant produces complete HVAC units, along with replacement parts, for both residential and commercial HVAC products. With this new investment, the company will employ an additional 100 new employees by the end of 2018.

 

 

QUOTES

 

“Our commitment to invest in our Orangeburg facility is a direct result of the hard work and efforts of our local team members at the plant. We have become a part of the local community over the last 16 years and look forward to a successful partnership for many years to come.” – Allied Air Enterprises Director of Human Resources Baxter Krutsch

 

“The fact that a company like Allied Air Enterprises continues to grow its operations in Orangeburg County shows that South Carolina is open for business. These 100 new jobs will make a big difference in the community, and we’re grateful for this terrific company’s commitment to our state.” – Gov. Henry McMaster

 

“It’s always an inspiration to see one of South Carolina’s existing industries succeed. I’m proud to congratulate Allied Air Enterprises and look forward to supporting them as they continue to grow and thrive here.” – Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“We’re truly grateful for Allied Air in our community.  Lennox has been a great partner in our community and we appreciate the local leadership.  Currently Allied Air represents over 900,000 sq. ft. of space in our County and we welcome the additional jobs and capital investment.  What a wonderful Christmas present for many families.” – Orangeburg County Council Chairman Johnnie Wright Sr.

 

“We are excited to celebrate Allied Air’s latest expansion in Orangeburg County. With nearly two decades in the community, Allied Air has been a valuable contributor to the manufacturing industry and its workers. We look forward to seeing the progress of their ongoing growth in the Central SC region.” – Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan

 

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Allied Air Enterprises is investing in its Orangeburg County manufacturing facility.
  • $10 million investment to create 100 new jobs.
  • Allied Air Enterprises is a manufacturer of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) solutions and equipment.
  • The company’s plant is located at 355 Millennium Drive in Orangeburg, S.C.
  • For more information on Allied Air Enterprises, visit the company’s website at www.alliedair.com

 

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted more than $12.7 billion in capital investment and 68,600 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents the City of Columbia and eight counties: Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland. To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org, and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

December 06, 2017

Company adding 125 new employees by June 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. (December 6, 2017) –  Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Nephron), a manufacturer of sterile inhalation and 503B outsourcing medications, today announced a $12.5 million expansion to add 36,000 square feet of manufacturing space. The new investment is expected to create 125 new jobs.

 

In October 2011, the company announced a $313 million facility would be constructed in West Columbia, and 600 employees would be hired by 2017. To date, Nephron has invested more than $320 million, and currently, 640 people are employed. After 20 years in Orlando, Fla., Nephron relocated its headquarters to South Carolina.

 

This expansion is a result of tremendous growth in both the Nephron 503B Outsourcing Division, and the existing respiratory therapy drug portfolio. The Outsourcing Division of Nephron is arguably the fastest growing 503B facility in America. 30 new products have been developed in 2017 in an effort to solve the nationwide drug shortage crisis.

 

 

QUOTES

“The improvement of the facility will help us meet our commitment to solve the critical problem of drug supply shortages impacting healthcare in the United States.” –Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation CEO Lou Kennedy

 

“Nephron’s commitment to growing and expanding its operations in West Columbia and investing in South Carolinians is something we are extremely grateful for. We congratulate this fantastic company on the success it’s found here, and look forward to seeing it continue for many years to come.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

 

“Nephron has been a longtime member of Team South Carolina, and we congratulate this great company on today’s announcement. South Carolina continues to blaze a trail in the life science industries, and announcements like this one are a further testament to that.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“Nephron Pharmaceuticals has been an excellent job provider and bastion of economic prosperity for Lexington County. Their new expansion is exciting and encouraging, as it means their good work will continue to produce positive results for people in our state, as well as nationwide.” –Lexington County Council Chairman Todd Cullum

 

“We congratulate our friends at Nephron Pharmaceuticals on today’s announced expansion. We are proud to have the company among our flourishing industries in the Central S.C. region. Nephron’s continued growth within Lexington County speaks to the company’s dedication and commitment to the area and the future of South Carolina.” –Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan

 

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation is expanding its Lexington County facility.
  • $12.5 million investment to create 125 new jobs.
  • Headquartered in West Columbia, S.C., Nephron is a manufacturer of sterile inhalation and 503B outsourcing medications.
  • This expansion will add 36,000 square feet of manufacturing space.
  • For more information on Nephron, visit www.nephronpharm.com.

 

 

About Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Nephron is a woman-owned, private manufacturer of generic respiratory medications, ophthalmic, injectable drugs, and sterile compounded outsourcing medications. The company has been inspected by the Food and Drug Administration as a sterile manufacturer of generic respiratory medications, and 503B outsourcing products to provide sterility and quality, across their portfolio. Nephron received an honorable mention as the 2017 Facility of the Year Award (FOYA) by the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering.  All products are proudly made in the USA! For more information, please visit www.nephronpharm.com

 

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted more than $12.7 billion in capital investment and 68,600 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents the City of Columbia and eight counties: Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland. To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org, and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

November 30, 2017

$10 million investment to expand operations

We congratulate The Ritedose Corp and Richland County on this announcement. This latest expansion of TRC’s facility in the county further strengthens the pharmaceutical industry in the Central SC region and this state, and speaks to the efforts made statewide in supporting existing industries. 

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted more than $12.7 billion in capital investment and 68,600 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

CSCA represents the City of Columbia and the eight counties of Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland. To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

 

Media Contact: Carrie Turner, Marketing and Research Coordinator cturner@centralsc.org or 803 403 7315

 


S.C. Department of Commerce News Release:

For Immediate Release

November 30, 2017

 

Ritedose Corporation to construct new Richland County facility

$10 million investment to expand operations

 

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Ritedose Corporation, a pharmaceutical products manufacturer, is once again expanding its Richland County operations with a $10 million investment.

 

Ritedose, which specializes in the production of inhalation products, eye drops, ear drops and oral liquids, has operated at Carolina Research Park for more than 20 years. In 2014, it expanded its operations and now plans to do so again with a new 140,000-square-foot facility at the Enterprise Industrial Campus of Midlands Technical College. Owned by the college, the business park is a 150-acre property off Powell Road in northeast Columbia, S.C.

 

For more information on The Ritedose Corporation, visit www.ritedose.com.

 

QUOTES

 

“This new facility represents the Ritedose Corporation's continued commitment to Richland County, and is indicative of the company's mission of maintaining our position as a global market leader.” -Ritedose President and CEO Umesh Dalvi

 

“To see a company like Ritedose choose to continue investing in our state is an important sign to the business community around the world that South Carolina is the place to be. We look forward to seeing the new heights the relationship between our state and this company will reach in the years to come.” -Gov. Henry McMaster

 

“We're excited to see the continued success of our state's thriving life sciences industry. I offer my congratulations to Ritedose Corporation on this tremendous achievement and look forward to supporting them as they grow and prosper in our state.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“The Ritedose Corporation's decision to invest in Richland County is further evidence of the attributes of doing business in our community.” -Richland County Council Chair Joyce Dickerson

 

“Economic development and workforce development are the cornerstone of our mission at Midlands Technical College, and we are happy to partner with The Ritedose Corporation as they expand on our Enterprise Campus.” -Midlands Technical College President Dr. Ron Rhames

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Ritedose Corporation is constructing a new Richland County facility.
  • $10 million investment.
  • Ritedose is a manufacturer of pharmaceutical products.
  • The company will be constructing a new 140,000-square-foot facility at Midlands Technical College's Enterprise Industrial Campus off Powell Road in Columbia, S.C.
  • For more information on The Ritedose Corporation, visit www.ritedose.com. 

 

About S.C. Department of Commerce

As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, since 2011, South Carolina has ranked among top three in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis, according to IBM-Plant Location International. Additionally, in five of seven years, the state has won the Gold Shovel Award from Area Development magazine. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

 

Media Contact:

Adrienne R. Fairwell, APR

Director of Marketing and Communications

South Carolina Department of Commerce

(803) 737-1998

afairwell@sccommerce.com

www.SCcommerce.com

 

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S.C. Department of Commerce

SCcommerce.com

(803) 737-0400

marketing@sccommerce.com

1201 Main Street, Suite 1600

Columbia SC 29201

November 01, 2017

Company to invest $3 million, create 10 new jobs

Newberry, S.C. – Trucast LLC., a manufacturer of components for automotive engines and power generation, announced today it will be expanding its Newberry operations, investing $3 million and creating 10 new jobs over the next few years.

Part of the United Kingdom-headquartered Doncasters Group, Trucast was the first industry in Newberry County Industrial Park, launching its operations in 1996. The company supplies well known auto manufacturers such as Borg Warner, Cummins and Honeywell and ships its locally-made product worldwide.

Chris Pritchard, Divisional Managing Director of the Doncasters Turbocharger Components Division, has longstanding ties to the Newberry facility, relocating to South Carolina in 1996, with his family from Derby, U.K., to project manage the new plant build and opening. 

“I was on the original team that chose Newberry County more than 20 years ago, and we have never regretted that decision. This investment is a sign of the continued confidence Doncasters has in the facility we have here in Newberry and gives us the means to better serve our customers, strengthening our future in this community,” Pritchard said. “Our strong relationship with the community and our committed local workforce have been key factors in the long-term success of Trucast.”

Henry H. Livingston, III, chairman of Newberry County Council, said he takes a special pride in local expansions.

“The new announcements get all the attention, but when an established company like Trucast decides to expand, I take that as a vote of confidence in our community and our workforce,” Livingston said. “We welcome this continued investment, and we’re delighted Trucast chose us once again.”

“We congratulate the team at Trucast and our partners in Newberry County on this latest success.   The company’s dedication to manufacturing in Newberry County is truly appreciated, and we are excited to see them continue to grow,” said Mike Brenan, chairman of the Central SC Alliance.

Trucast’s Pritchard said the expansion will commence immediately, with equipment being added over the next several years. Trucast will also begin hiring for the new jobs immediately at the Newberry facility.

 

 

About Trucast

Doncasters Trucast LLC.  is based in Newberry, South Carolina, USA and is a part of the Doncasters Turbocharger Components Division. From its state-of-the-art 50,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility, Doncasters Trucast LLC, specializes in the manufacture of hot-end turbocharger wheels for demanding applications in the automotive and power generation industries. The site has the capacity to produce over 1.5 million hot-end wheels per annum and boasts a number of industry certifications including: ISO 9001:2008 — Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2004 — Environmental System, 18001:2007 — Health & Safety System, ANSI/AIHA Z10:2005 — Health & Safety System and Level 2 FPI.

 

About Doncasters Group

The Doncasters Group is a leading international manufacturer of high-precision alloy components which are designed to operate in the most demanding of conditions.

With over 240 years of experience, this fast-moving group is constantly developing its broad range of products and processes to best serve the aerospace, industrial gas turbine, automotive, petrochemical, construction, industrial and transportation markets. Core areas of expertise include precision casting, forging, fabrication, machining and the production of superalloys and fasteners.

 

For further information please contact (UK office hours):

Mike Lawrence, Corporate Communications Manager, Doncasters Group

Tel: +44 1332 864900        Cell: +44 7815 923 243     Email: MLawrence@doncasters.com

More information and latest jobs can be found at www.doncasters.com

October 19, 2017

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PROSPERITY, S.C. (October 19, 2017) - MM Technics, an American subsidiary of Muhr Metalltechnick, Gmbh + Co. KG, celebrated the grand opening of its first North American facility on October 19, 2017. The facility, located in Newberry County, is a metal stamping facility for the automotive industry, including parts for BMW. 

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October 09, 2017

$15 million investment to increase production of fiber cable

COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 9, 2017) –  Prysmian Group, a world leader in the telecom cables and systems industry, today announced a planned expansion of the company’s North American headquarters in Lexington County. The expansion will exceed $15 million of capital investment and is projected to create 30 jobs over the next five years.

 

In May 2017, Prysmian Group, which employs approximately 20,000 people across 50 countries worldwide, announced plans to make significant investments throughout North America. The investments will allow the company to execute a three-year, $300 million contract to aid Verizon in the development of its 5G and new broadband networks. Under this agreement, Prysmian Group will supply nearly 11 million miles of ribbon and loose tube cables.

 

The Lexington County expansion is part of that North American investment and, once completed, will make the facility Prysmian’s top producer of fiber cable in the world. This project complements two additional South Carolina investments, which the company announced earlier this year.

 

In July, Prysmian announced a $14 million investment in its Abbeville facility to fulfill future renewable energy projects. In August, the company broke ground on a new research and development center expansion in Lexington, bringing additional industry experts from around the world to South Carolina.

 

For more information on the Prysmian Group, visit the company’s website.

 

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.

 

 

QUOTES

“Over the years, the manufacturing industry has grown dramatically throughout the State of South Carolina, creating a unique ecosystem in our region that attracts top-tier talent. As a global leader in innovation, Prysmian Group plans to continue investing in the talent and manufacturing opportunities in South Carolina and beyond.” –Prysmian Group North America CEO Hakan Ozmen

 

“Prysmian continues to demonstrate a strong commitment to the State of South Carolina, and we couldn’t be more proud to see them thriving here. By announcing their third expansion this year, this company is making a statement that our workforce, infrastructure and pro-business environment are ‘Just right.’” –Gov. Henry McMaster

 

“South Carolina offers businesses a strong foundation on which to build success, and Prysmian Group’s decision to further expand their operations here is another indication of that fact. We are proud of the partnership that the State of South Carolina has cultivated with this great company.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“We are delighted by Prysmian’s commitment to the further expansion of their operations in Lexington County. With the addition of 30 new employees as the result of this expansion, Prysmian is nearing the 400-employee level here and we are eternally grateful.” –Lexington County Council Chairman Todd Cullum

 

“The expansion of Prysmian Group’s Lexington County headquarters’ affirms the company’s vested interest in the county and in the state. Congratulations to Prysmian, and we look forward to their continued success in the future.” –Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan

 

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Prysmian Group North America is expanding its Lexington County operations.
  • More than $15 million investment and the creation of 30 new jobs over the next five years.
  • Prysmian Group is a world leader in the telecom cables and systems industry.
  • This Lexington County expansion will support the company’s $300 million agreement with Verizon Communications.
  • For more information on Prysmian Group, visit the company’s website.

 

 

About Prysmian Group

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry with global headquarters in Milan, Italy, and North America headquarters in Lexington, S.C., is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and offer a wide range of products, services and technologies. They operate in the business of underground and submarine cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, special cables for applications in numerous industries, and in medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors. For the telecommunications industry, Prysmian Group manufactures cables and accessories for voice, video, and data transmission, offering a comprehensive range of optical fiber, optical and copper cables, and connectivity systems. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. For sales inquiries, contact energy.cables.na@prysmian.com. For more information, visit http://na.prysmiangroup.com.

 

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted nearly $12.7 billion in capital investment and 68,500 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents the City of Columbia and eight counties: Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland. To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org, and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

September 05, 2017

Company creating more than 110 jobs at Farrow Road facility

We are excited to welcome a new company to the Central SC region. Charter NEX Films will be constructing its first Southern manufacturing facility in Richland County’s Carolina Pines Industrial Park. The company’s investment of $85 million and 110 jobs adds another boost to the economic momentum happening in the county and region.

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted more than $12.6 billion in capital investment and 68,300 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents the City of Columbia and the eight counties of Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland. To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

 

Media Contact: Carrie Turner, Marketing and Research Coordinator cturner@centralsc.org or 803 403 7315

 


 

S.C. Department of Commerce News Release:

For Immediate Release

September 5, 2017

 

Charter NEX Films establishing new Richland County manufacturing operations

Company creating more than 110 jobs at Farrow Road facility

 

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Charter NEX Films is locating new specialty film manufacturing operations in Richland County. The project is expected to bring $85 million of capital investment and lead to the creation of more than 110 new jobs.

 

Charter NEX Films is one of North America's leading independent producers of high-performance specialty films used in flexible packaging and other critical performance applications. With both blown and cast film capabilities, the company's products are utilized for a variety of applications, including food, medical and protective purposes.

 

Located in the Carolina Pines Industrial Park on Farrow Road in Blythewood, S.C., the company will be constructing a new 140,000-square-foot facility. Hiring for the new positions is projected to begin in the second quarter of 2018, and interested applicants should visit the company's careers page for more information.

 

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.

 

QUOTES

 

“The 110 jobs that this investment will create for South Carolinians clearly show Charter NEX's commitment to our state and our people. We are grateful that this great company has decided to choose South Carolina for its new location, and we look forward to the future prosperity that we know will come from this partnership.” -Gov. Henry McMaster

 

“With today's announcement, Charter NEX Films joins a roster of globally-renowned companies that have decided South Carolina is 'Just right' for business. I offer my congratulations to Charter NEX Films and look forward to supporting them as their Richland County operations come online.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“We're extremely excited about Charter NEX's new location in Richland County. Their commitment to our community and the creation of these quality new jobs are further evidence of the benefits we see when we invest in our future.” -Richland County Council Chair Joyce Dickerson

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Charter NEX Films is locating new manufacturing operations in Richland County.
  • $85 million investment to create more than 110 new jobs.
  • Charter NEX Films is North America's leading independent producer of high-performance specialty films used in flexible packaging.
  • The company's 140,000-square-foot facility will be located in the Carolina Pines Industrial Park on Farrow Road in Blythewood, S.C.

Hiring for the new positions is projected to begin in the second quarter of 2018, and interested applicants should visit the company's careers page.

 

About S.C. Department of Commerce

As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. In three of five years, IBM-Plant Location International reports ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, per capita. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

 

Media Contacts:

Adrienne R. Fairwell, APR

Director of Marketing & Communications

South Carolina Department of Commerce

(803) 737-1998

afairwell@sccommerce.com

www.SCcommerce.com

 

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August 10, 2017

Manufacturer creating 700 new jobs in facility expansion

We’re excited to share that the well-known commercial and residential HVAC manufacturer, Trane, has announced another expansion of its Richland County, SC facility.  Since initially announcing plans for its commercial air conditioning coils facility in 2003, Trane continues to find success here with the announcement today of a new $96 million investment and the addition of 700 jobs.  The company’s latest expansion showcases the growth potential available to businesses in the Central SC region.  Dedicated employers, like Trane, bring tremendous benefits to this region and its workforce.

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted more than $12.5 billion in capital investment and over 67,600 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents the City of Columbia and eight counties of Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland. To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

 


 

S.C. Department of Commerce News Release:

For Immediate Release

August 10, 2017

 

Trane expanding existing Richland County operations

Manufacturer creating 700 new jobs in facility expansion

 

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is expanding its existing Richland County operations. The business is projected to invest $96 million and create 700 new jobs to increase its overall flexibility in line with business growth.

 

Trane has approximately 600 employees in South Carolina and offers a broad range of energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, as well as advanced building controls and parts support. Trane systems have leading positions in premium commercial, residential and industrial markets.

 

Located at 400 Killian Road in Columbia, S.C., Trane's existing Richland County facility makes components and units for HVAC equipment. This expansion will grow the facility by 680,000 square feet. Hiring for the new positions should begin in 2018 as construction nears completion.

 

QUOTES

“We are pleased to extend our commitment to Columbia, S.C. with a sizeable expansion of our HVAC plant. Over the next three years, we will create approximately 700 jobs in Columbia. We thank the State of South Carolina, as well as Richland County, for their partnerships and will provide more details as we progress with the expansion.” -Dave Regnery, President of Commercial HVAC North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa

 

“Our workforce has shown that it's the best in the world, and announcements like this one continue to boost South Carolina's reputation on the global stage as a state that can get any job done. We've worked hard to create a pro-business environment, and our efforts continue to pay off.” -Gov. Henry McMaster

 

“South Carolina's advanced manufacturing industry has put our state on the map, and this latest expansion by an industry leader like Trane is a testament to our success. I congratulate Trane on this tremendous $96 million investment and look forward to seeing the difference these new jobs make in the Richland County community.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“We're delighted with Trane's decision to expand their operations here in Richland County. When a widely-respected company like Trane invests $96 million and creates 700 new job opportunities, it speaks volumes about the business environment we enjoy here.” -Richland County Council Chair Joyce Dickerson

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Trane is expanding its existing Richland County operations.
  • $96 million investment to create 700 new jobs.
  • Trane is a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services.
  • Located at 400 Killian Road in Columbia, S.C., Trane's existing facility will be expanded by 680,000 square feet.

Hiring for the new positions should begin in 2018 as construction nears completion.

 

About S.C. Department of Commerce

As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. In three of five years, IBM-Plant Location International reports ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, per capita. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

 

Media Contacts:

Alex Clark 

Deputy Director of Marketing & Communications

South Carolina Department of Commerce

(803) 737-0685

aclark@sccommerce.com

www.SCcommerce.com

 

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June 28, 2017

State-of-the-art home appliance production facility will create more than 950 jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. (June 28, 2017) –  Samsung, one of the world’s leading technology companies, is opening a new home appliance manufacturing facility in Newberry County. The $380 million facility will produce some of Samsung’s most popular, industry-leading appliances and generate more than 950 new jobs over the next three years.

 

Established in 1969 and employing nearly half a million people worldwide, Samsung has transformed the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, cameras, digital appliances, network systems and more. Over the last 40 years, Samsung Electronics’ U.S. subsidiary, Samsung Electronics America, has steadily expanded its footprint in the U.S., creating thousands of high-skilled jobs and investing in cutting-edge manufacturing.

 

Located at 284 Mawsons Way in Newberry, S.C., Samsung will be locating its new operations in the former Caterpillar facility. When fully operational, the plant will employ workers across a broad range of advanced manufacturing roles, including craftsmen, operators, engineers and other technical and non-technical positions. Manufacturing is expected to begin in early 2018.

 

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.

 

 

QUOTES

“For nearly 40 years, Samsung has steadily expanded our operations in the United States, creating thousands of jobs and investing billions of dollars in cutting-edge manufacturing facilities, research and development. With this investment, Samsung is reaffirming its commitment to expanding its U.S. operations and deepening our connection to its American consumers, engineers and innovators who are driving global trends in consumer electronics.” –Samsung Electronics America President and CEO Tim Baxter

 

“Samsung’s decision to invest in South Carolina and create nearly 1,000 new jobs here is one that will change the very fabric of the Newberry community. We are excited to know that Samsung will now be an important partner in ushering in an unprecedented period of economic growth and prosperity in our State.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

 

“South Carolina has a long and storied history in manufacturing. We continue to show the world that whether we are building planes, assembling automobiles or manufacturing state-of-the-art appliances, we are a state that knows how to make top-quality products. Having a global name like Samsung locate its new $380 million manufacturing plant here is a testament to our ability to get things done.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“It’s incredibly exciting that a company of the size and caliber of Samsung would choose our community for such a large and important manufacturing project. We have a long manufacturing history here in Newberry County, and this writes a whole new chapter. We are honored and proud to have won this project, and we pledge to do whatever we can to make Samsung-Newberry a tremendous success.” –Newberry County Council Chairman Henry H. Livingston III

 

“S.C. Ports Authority congratulates Samsung on their plans to establish operations in South Carolina. Their announcement is very significant to the Port, and it reflects our ability to meet the global supply chain needs of major international manufacturers. We are pleased to serve a company the size of Samsung through our Charleston facilities, and look forward to supporting their long-term success in our state.” –S.C. Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome

 

“Newberry Electric Cooperative, along with our partners at the South Carolina Power Team, Central Electric Power Cooperative, Inc., and Santee Cooper, are proud to welcome Samsung to Newberry County. This facility will create life-changing opportunities for those we serve.” –Newberry Electric Cooperative President and CEO G. Keith Avery

 

“We are honored to have a globally-renowned name like Samsung select Newberry County and the Central SC region as a new location for their manufacturing operations, and we congratulate both. This is an exciting project, and we welcome this international company and their marquee products.” –Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan

 

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Samsung is opening a new $380 million manufacturing plant in Newberry County.
  • More than 950 jobs will be created over the next three years.
  • Samsung will be producing state-of-the-art home appliances and engaging in research and development.
  • The company will be moving into the former Caterpillar plant at 284 Mawsons Way in Newberry, S.C.
  • The facility is expected to be operational in early 2018.

 

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted more than $12.1 billion in capital investment and over 66,600 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents nine counties and the City of Columbia. (The nine county region includes, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland.) To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

June 13, 2017

Regional Economic Development Partnership Recruits Capital Investment and Jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. (June 13, 2017) –  Central SC Alliance, a 501(c)(3) full-service regional economic development organization and the state’s oldest regional economic development alliance, has named their 2017-2018 Board of Directors and Officers. The Board of Directors will provide governance as Central SC Alliance recruits businesses, promoting and branding the 8-County region and the City of Columbia.

 

Board Officers elected for 2017-2018: Chairman, Mike Brenan, Group/State President, BB&T; Vice Chairman/Public Sector, Dwight Stewart, Chairman, Clarendon County Council; Vice Chair/Private Sector, Ted Creech, Director External Affairs, AT&T South Carolina; Chair of Development, Eva Nance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Chair of Finance, Jim Hazel, Shareholder, Elliott Davis Decosimo. 

 

Private Sector Board Members newly elected for 2017-2018: Lou Kennedy, Nephron Pharmaceuticals; Jeff Reeves, Wells Fargo Bank; Matt Shaffer, Blue Cross Blue Shield SC.

 

The Board of Directors for 2017-2018:

 

*Jim B. Apple

First Citizens Bank

 

*The Honorable Stephen K. Benjamin

Mayor, City of Columbia

 

*Michael R. Brenan (Board Chair)

BB&T

 

*G. Michael Briggs

Central SC Alliance

 

*The Honorable Julian Burns

Chair, Kershaw County Council

 

The Honorable James Compton

Chair, Richland Lexington Airport Commission

 

*Ted Creech (Board vice-Chair Private Sector)

AT&T South Carolina

 

The Honorable M. Todd Cullum

Chair, Lexington County Council

 

*The Honorable Joyce Dickerson

Chair, Richland County Council

 

The Honorable Roger A. Gaddy

Chair, Central Midlands Council of Governments

 

*C. W. Garnett

NBSC

           

J. Barry Ham

Bank of Clarendon

 

William L. Hart

Fairfield Electric Cooperative

 

*James E. Hazel, Jr. (Chair, Finance)

Elliott Davis Decosimo

 

Lou Kennedy

Nephron Pharmaceuticals

 

Barrie Kirk

Chair, Committee of 100

Midlands Technical College

 

*W. Keller Kissam

SCANA

 

*The Honorable Henry H. Livingston, III

Chair, Newberry County Council

 

Bill McGowan

Devro, Inc

 

*Eva Nance (Chair, Development)

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

*Harris Pastides

University of South Carolina

 

Jeff Reeves

Wells Fargo Bank

 

Ronald L. Rhames

Midlands Technical College

 

Matthew M. Shaffer

Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC

 

The Honorable William (Billy) Smith, Jr.

Chair, Fairfield County Council

 

*The Honorable Dwight L. Stewart, Jr. (Board vice-Chair Public Sector)

Chair, Clarendon County Council

 

*The Honorable David K. Summers

Chair, Calhoun County Council

 

Joseph A. Trainor, III

Stokes-Trainor Chevrolet-Pontiac-Cadillac-Buick-GMC

 

Michael A. Wolfe

First Citizens Bank

 

The Honorable Johnnie Wright, Sr.

Chair, Orangeburg County Council

 

*denotes Executive Committee

 

 

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted more than $12.1 billion in capital investment and over 66,600 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents eight counties and the City of Columbia. (The nine county region includes, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland.) To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

March 07, 2017

Company investing more than $10 million in new project

COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 7, 2017) – Southern Current LLC, a company that specializes in the ownership and development of long-term solar energy projects, today announced that it will be launching a new solar energy project in Orangeburg County. The development is expected to bring more than $10 million of new capital investment.

 

Headquartered in Charleston, S.C., Southern Current strives to make solar power economically attractive to utilities and consumers. Focused on residential, commercial and utility-scale solar energy projects, Southern Current is working with regulators, landowners, utilities and business development groups throughout the United States to build more than one gigawatt of new solar projects by the end of 2017.

 

Located between Springfield Road and Burgdorf Lane in Orangeburg, S.C., this Orangeburg County project will be an eight-megawatt (MW) direct current facility and is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2017.

 

For more information on Southern Current, visit http://www.southerncurrentllc.com/.

 

 

QUOTES

 

“It’s very exciting to be part of projects like these that are helping to reshape South Carolina’s energy future. This would not be possible without the support of the local community and all of our development partners.” –Southern Current Founder and Chief Development Officer Paul Fleury

 

“South Carolina has proven to be a place where companies in any industry can succeed, and that shows when a company like Southern Current decides to invest here. We’re excited for what the future will bring, not only for Southern Current, but for the entire solar industry in our state.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

 

“This investment by Southern Current will further strengthen South Carolina’s growing reputation in the area of renewable energy. Providing both positive economic and environmental impacts, I’m proud to see this company continue to expand in our state and look forward to growing this terrific partnership in the years ahead.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“It is a great day in Orangeburg County. We are excited about Southern Current’s decision to locate here. We are grateful and supportive of their investment and commitment to our community, its people and the environment.” –Orangeburg County Council Chairman Johnnie Wright Sr.

 

“As Orangeburg County continues to build and grow, solar projects will be an even more important part of our efforts to provide affordable, sustainable energy for our residents. We are excited to have Southern Current come to Orangeburg County. The nation and the world now have their eyes on Orangeburg County and want to be part of our future. The best is yet to come!” –Orangeburg County Development Chairman Ken Middleton

 

“Southern Current LLC’s expansion within the state, and into the Central S.C. region, are a testament to the value of what is available for businesses in terms of growth potential and support. We are excited to welcome another company and see progress in an industry focused on providing clean, affordable and reliable energy.” –Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan

 

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Southern Current LLC is establishing a new solar energy project in Orangeburg County.
  • At least $10 million in new capital investment.
  • Headquartered in Charleston, S.C., Southern Current specializes in the ownership and development of long-term solar energy projects.
  • The facility will be located between Springfield Road and Burgdorf Lane in Orangeburg, S.C.
  • For more information on Southern Current, visit http://www.southerncurrentllc.com/.

 

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted more than $12 billion in capital investment and over 65,500 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents nine counties and the City of Columbia. (The nine county region includes, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland.) To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

February 21, 2017

Announces Planning for 2017 Membership Events

COLUMBIA, S.C. (February 21, 2017) –  The Central SC Committee of 100 is excited to announce the newest Board Members and Officers for 2017.

 

  • Barrie Kirk, Vice President, Corporate and Continuing Education and Marketing Communications, Midlands Technical College – Chair
  • Mark J. Hendrix CPA, Executive Vice President, Burkett Burkett & Burkett Certified Public Accountants, P.A. – Treasurer
  • Chip Salak, New Business Development, McWaters, Inc. – Immediate Past Chair
  • Carey Adamson, Field Leadership Consultant, Colonial Life
  • G. Michael Briggs, President & CEO, Central SC Alliance
  • Warren Darby, Vice President – Global Business, SC Power Team
  • Lavita Harriford, Economic Development Project Manager, SCANA Corporation
  • Jeff Manning, Business Development Manager, Adams and Reese LLP
  • Jesse Smith, Senior Vice President, Commercial Insurance Services, First Citizens Bank
  • Brittany Williams, Client Liaison – Marketing & Communications, Mead & Hunt

 

Returning Board Members are:

  • W. Allen Bridgers, Vice President – Business Development, McCrory Construction Company
  • Christina K. Fleming, Business Development, Studio 2LR
  • Darren C. Foy, Advisor, KeenanSuggs/HUB International
  • Beth Frost, Director of Business Development, Cohn Construction Services
  • Edward G. Kluiters, Shareholder, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
  • April C. Lucas, Senior Counsel, Nexsen Pruet, LLC
  • Clare Folio Morris, CEO, Clare Morris Agency
  • C. B. Chuck Rhoden, Jr., Principal, RDS Development
  • John R. Welsh, V., Vice President, PNC     Bank, NA

   

 

 

This group will lead C100 in its continued efforts to support the mission of the Central SC Alliance and provide oversight in the development and execution of annual fundraising events. Planning is currently underway for this year’s events, and further details will be distributed as they are confirmed.

 

  • Global Business Appreciation Reception: May 2017
  • Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament: September/October 2017
  • Big Thursday Ally Appreciation Oyster Roast: November 16, 2017

 

 

About Central SC Committee of 100

The Central SC Committee of 100 is the volunteer marketing group that promotes economic development in a nine-county region in the center of South Carolina. Its purpose is to provide private-sector resources to the Central South Carolina Alliance’s mission of recruiting capital investment and jobs. To learn more about the Central SC Committee of 100 please visit our webpage at www.centralsc.org and like us on Facebook.

 

About Central SC Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted $12 billion in capital investment and over 65,500 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents nine counties and the City of Columbia. (The nine county region includes, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland.) To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

February 16, 2017

COLUMBIA, SC – (February 16, 2017) The Central SC Alliance, the state’s oldest regional economic development alliance, has named four new additions to the 2016-2017 Board of Directors. The Alliance Board of Directors provides governance for the nine-county/City of Columbia regional organization as it promotes and brands the region and recruits businesses to the Central Region of South Carolina. The 33-member Board includes: the chair person from each of the member counties, the Mayor of Columbia, and leaders from private sector investors, and economic development allies.  

 

 

Newly elected private-sector members of the Board of Directors are:

 

Lou Kennedy, Nephron Pharmacueticals

Jeffrey T. Reeves, Wells Fargo & Company

 

 

New public-sector members of the Board of Directors are:

 

Joyce Dickerson, Richland County Council

William (Billy) Smith, Jr., Fairfield County Council

 

 

Current members of the Board of Directors elected in June 2016 are:

 

Scott R. Adams, Columbia International University

Jim B. Apple, First Citizens Bank

Stephen K. Benjamin, City of Columbia

Michael R. Brenan, BB&T (Chair)

G. Michael Briggs, Central SC Alliance

Julian Burns, Kershaw County Council (vice-Chair)

James Compton, Richland/Lexington Airport Commission

Ted Creech, AT&T South Carolina (vice-Chair)

M. Todd Cullum, Lexington County Council

Roger A. Gaddy, Central Midlands Council of Governments

C. W. Garnett, NBSC

J. Barry Ham, Bank of Clarendon

William L. Hart, Fairfield Electric Cooperative

James E. Hazel, Jr., Elliott Davis Decosimo

Charles T. Jennings, Jr., McCormick County Council

Barrie Kirk, CSCA Committee of 100

W. Keller Kissam, SCANA

Henry H. Livingston, III, Newberry County Council

Bill McGowan, Devro, Inc

John McAllister, John McAllister Realty Consulting

Eva Nance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Harris Pastides, University of South Carolina

Ronald L. Rhames, Midlands Technical College

Dwight L. Stewart, Jr., Clarendon County Council

David K. Summers, Calhoun County Council

Joseph A. Trainor, III, Stokes-Trainor

Michael A. Wolfe, First Citizens Bank

Johnnie Wright, Sr., Orangeburg County Council

 

 

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA, its partners and allies, have attracted over $12 billion in capital investment, and over 65,000 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. 

 

CSCA represents nine counties and the City of Columbia. (The nine county region includes, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland.) To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

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